Leave it to Kiss to bring four diverse rockers together for a new project. Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal and Pantera and Kill Devil Hill bassist Rex Brown are just two of the members of the new all-star Kiss tribute band A.L.I.V.E.!. A.L.I.V.E.! also features former Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy, and Kill Devil Hill guitarist Mark Zavon. The foursome are calling their new collaboration A.L.I.V.E.! a true tribute to ‘70s era Kiss.
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Former Pantera bassist Rex Brown was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. Brown spoke about his decision to write his book 'Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera,' which reflects on his years with the legendary metal act. He also talks about upcoming material by his new band Kill Devil Hill. If you missed Full Metal Jackie’s show, check out her interview with Rex Brown below:
Vinny Appice is a wanted man. The Heaven & Hell drummer is making his return with the new band Kill Devil Hill, which also features Pantera's Rex Brown, and he's also been courted for Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' documentary, but it's his past that keeps spurring some of the most interesting questions.
As a teenager, Rex Brown cut his eye teeth as the bassist for Pantera. When the band broke up, he continued with vocalist Phil Anselmo in the group Down. Now, having left down because Anselmo was busy with too many projects, he is putting all of his efforts into Kill Devil Hill, his new band with ex-Black Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice, guitarist Mark Zavon and vocalist Dewey Bragg.
There’s a new supergroup in town by the name of Kill Devil Hill, who are made up of former members of Black Sabbath and Pantera, among others. The band recently signed with SPV / Steamhammer Records and are set to release their debut album in March 2012.